RockNet Meeting Minutes - February 12, 1998
ROCKNET MEETING MINUTES
February 12, 1998
The meeting was called to order by Bob
Skinner at 7:35 p.m. In attendance were Bob Ekman,
Glennon Harrison, John Herman, Jane Jacobs, Stan
Klein, David Mays, Gail Wisan Muren, Helen Triolo,
Barbara Skinner, Bob Skinner, and Thomas E. Thomas.
The minutes of the January 8, 1998, meeting were
approved as published on the Internet with two
"A. John Herman indicated he would make a formal
presentation next month re RockNet's tax exempt status
and that a submission had been made to Paul Glasgow."
Change: John Herman indicated he would make an
"E. Jane Jacobs indicated she will do sample
Wheel Knowledge training on Jan. 30 for City staff and
Mayor and Council. Discussion followed re web page
for Wheel Knowledge; Jane to discuss with Bob Ekman.
Bob Skinner recommended hyperactive link; Karla will
check on possibility of archiving threaded discussion
Change: Jane Jacobs indicated she will do
sample Community Innovation training on Jan. 30 for
City staff and Mayor/Council members who may be
available to attend.
A. Bob Skinner reported on the meeting with Bob
Ekman and Karla Breitbach re statistics.
B. Bob Ekman presented a list of proposed
improvements to the Web page and requested that the
Board provide feedback on their top four choices so
that priorities could be assigned.
C. Having Helen update the calendar is working
D. Dave Mays indicated some concerns about IIS
upgrade compatibility with existing NT operating
system. A new e-mail system is in the next budget.
E. John Herman made a presentation on threaded
discussion group software and presented a comparison
sheet showing characteristics of several products.
Board recommended that Dave Mays and staff examine
WebBoard 2.0, one of the low-cost options. Bob
Skinner suggested that a copy of the software be
obtained so that the documentation can be reviewed.
Bob Ekman moved and Gail Wisan Muren seconded that a
copy be obtained for review with Dave Mays having
veto, motion passed unanimously.
F. John Herman reported application for tax
exempt status being handled out of City Attorney's
Baltimore law firm, now working with an associate
attorney, Sarah; application should be completed
within ten days. Tax exempt status, when granted,
will be retroactive to date of incorporation. John
reported that law firm will provide a list of
political guidelines for RockNet to observe.
G. Jane Jacobs and Karla are to work on Jane's
draft of Web Page.
H. Gail Wisen Muren will help redline RockNet
brochure currently on Pagemaker so that City can re-do
I. Bob Skinner will pull together a team to
review by-laws, including Gail Wisen Muren, Glennon
Harrison and John Herman.
J. The Board voted to join the National
Association of Community Networks.
K. Bob Ekman announced that Rockville Science
Day will be April 26, 1998; Board agreed RockNet will
Meeting adjourned at 9:15 p.m.